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  1. so i have an update, drove a few miles over a few a days, bush seems to be holding out this time. Maybe the used ones were really dodgy. So nothing's wrong with the car, Hooray! thanks for all the suggestions
  2. I changed (again) today. This time used brand new one part (not Mitsubishi, some other brand). told mechanic (not my usual one) to keep wheels on ground, said not needed and that's how they always do it and never had problems, but he manually tightened the screw without power tools. we'll see if it lasts. Said if it fails again he gonna convert to metal bush, but if it does fail, I'm taking straight to dealership cause obviously something else would be at fault and local mechanics just can't pinpoint it.
  3. so I have an update. took the car for MOT suspension testing. 1) suspension is fine. 2) also checked lower arm and anti roll bar and look fine. 3) checked hole, it's not enlarged. I ended up ordering a new bush/link screw at a cost of 16 euro+vat, I hope it lasts. if that too fails, to the dealership it is (went there originally, it's closed for summer holidays for the next 2 weeks).
  4. look this video guys. exactly what my mechanic did, but without removing tyre from car. look the part too, looks exactly the same
  5. gonna take it to the dealership i think next week to sort it out properly
  6. my mechanic doesnt have that type of lift, only the one with the 4" arms". also, used drill to tighten the bolt until snug both times
  7. i took all pics with the car sitting on a mostly flat surface (my driveway, tiny slope towards the rear wheels), straight steering. ok, so: 1) wrong installation? 2) bend lower arm or anti roll bar? 3) someone suggested enlarged hole on the lower arm and to weld metal o ring on top of hole? 4) bad shock or spring?
  8. Ok, so a few years back, passenger side sunvisor broke and would stay down (due to plastic breaking and metal springy part pushing out of plastic cover). Second hand ones nowhere to be found, I bought a new one from Toyota at the price of 48 Euro. Last week driver's sunvisor broke (exactly the same problem), now they want 71 Euro. Hell NO. I phoned around, again couldn't find a used one anywhere, seems it's common issue. So, long story short, I fixed it up with a couple of bolts, see pics. Here are the steps: 1) remove the sunvisor from car. Plastic cover has 4 clips
  9. I'm thinking that too, though visually there is nothing there. 1) One think I remembered, was about a month ago I went for an oil change to a different mechanic, he lifted the car up using a floor jack, then he used a jack stand for safety, but when he finished and lowered the car he forgot about the jack stand and the car "fell" on the jack stand with a loud metal noise. he then lifted it back up, removed the stand and I drove off, I asked and he didn't say anything was broken (he wouldn't ofc! Obviously, I will never be going back to him in the future..) but I didn't notice any clunking
  10. guys cmon, it's essentially just a rubber bushing, I know used ones would be less strong than a brand new one but I checked both used ones (my mechanic of 15 years did as well and I trust him and anyways, he wouldn't fit them only to replace them after 1 day or so, he also charged me only 10 euro total for both, both times, he replaced also the metal screw and it's nuts that goes between the bushing), they were both solid when fitted, no cracks or anything. I'm not fitting a new one (at whatever ridiculous price Mitsubishi is charging for a piece of rubber) as whatever is destroying them
  11. This not about a toyota car (but it should apply to many cars in general) and also since so many guys are car knowledgeable here goes: I got 2009 Mitsubishi Colt, I noticed some metal clunking noises when over bumps or when turning fast etc. I check springs, look ok. I check bushing, totally gone on the driver's side. See pic 1. I go to the mechanic, he replaces it (with a used one from another exact same car), clunking sound goes away. The very next day I hear the metal sound again. I check again, BUSHING gone again. I go in again a 3rd time, he replaces it again for
  12. hey guys, I got about 200gbp available to spend on parts from my local dealer as I paid the fuel pump/leak fix which was later covered under a new recall in Cyprus. I don't want to buy oil/filters and such as they are at least double the price compared to my local independent mechanic. I'm looking for an upgrade of some sorts /one off thing (like a better radio??, touch screen??) or maybe something under parts/maintenance that only the Toyota dealer can do (or do better) than the independent mechanic. Car has about 80k km on it. any ideas?
  13. strangely enough, wife reported that the sound is now gone (we didn't do anything at all). Thanks for the replies. I'll monitor to see if it returns.
  14. hey mates, so, I recently noticed that the switch for the driver's side power window makes a strange/abnormal noise that didn't happen before. The sound is heard as soon as the window closes fully. Also, the sound is heard when the window is closed and u press the switch to close it again (and it's not the usual sound). it's coming from the mechanism on the driver's door, under the power window switches. to my ears it's like the mechanism is still pushing the window after it's closed for 1 second more and stressing? The passenger side window doesn't make this noise (not when pushing
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